JS / Artist Ali Kazim awarded Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Juried Art prize at Karachi Biennale 2017

Artist Ali Kazim awarded Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Juried Art prize at Karachi Biennale 2017

Ali Kazim from the National College of Arts won the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Juried Art Prize at the Karachi Biennale 2017 (KB17). The biennale exhibitions displayed various forms of art including performative and digital. In his installation for KB17, Kazim used human hair to create a three-dimensional drawing in the space. His work derives from his interest in the complexity of the human body, both in its physiognomy and as a thematic concern.
Ali Kazim was selected for the Award by three independent jurors. The jury comprised of an international cultural journalist; Ingo Arand, an international art historian and critic on modern and contemporary South Asian art; Savita Apte and one of Pakistan’s leading contemporary art collectors, Khurram Asim.